Organizations of all types and sizes suffer from financial fraud. In its latest report to the nation, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners estimates that 5% of all revenues are lost to fraud.
Local Resident Honored With Congressional Badge of Bravery
An Ellicott City resident, Officer Dorian DeSantis, has been honored with the State and Local Congressional Badge of Bravery. DeSantis, of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, was one of the first responders to the Sept. 16, 2013, mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. He took a bullet in his vest, helped secure the safety of many innocent civilians and fired the weapon that fatally wounded the gunman and ended the threat.
The Chesapeake Regional Tech Council (CRTC) and more than 350 technology executives from around the Annapolis-Baltimore-Washington region gathered on the evening of March 26 at the Hilton Baltimore to honor the region’s rising tech companies, outstanding innovators and all-around top professionals at the 10th annual TechAwards 2015: Connect With Confidence.
AACC Snares Honor for National Outreach Efforts
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is the only community college in Maryland and one of only 20 community colleges in the nation to be chosen for the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Two other Maryland colleges also were chosen among the 361 institutions that hold the classification.
Whether you are a small business owner or the CEO of a major company, you share a concern that our community strives to be the best it can be. It’s vital to the success of your business, your employees, your neighborhood and your family. Becoming engaged in community leadership is not an option that we can hope others pursue; it is our responsibility to be informed and to take up the challenge of leadership in the communities in which we live.
Like the diverse individuals who complete the Leadership program each year, Leadership Howard County is an organization that continually challenges itself to be better. Each year we bring a new energy to our programs for class participants and graduates with the goal of informing, inspiring and challenging each person to become engaged in community service.
The Community Action Council of Howard County (CAC) named Leadership Howard County as its 2014 Humanitarian Award recipient, presenting the award at its annual Holland Awards dinner in October. The Holland Humanitarian Award is presented to an individual or organization that demonstrates extraordinary commitment and dedication to service to the disadvantaged community in Howard County.
Craig Engelhaupt easily recalls the moment when the Leadership Howard County (LHC) Class of 2004 was lining up applicants, and that news was broached in the office.
The Leadership Howard County (LHC) Endowment at Howard Community College provides scholarship funds to students who incorporate community service in their curriculum and demonstrate the ideals of service to others. Herman Chenwi and Beth Evans are two students who exemplify the goals of the LHC endowment. Despite heavy course loads and family obligations, both are preparing for careers in the medical field while finding time to reach out and help others.
When Karen Cherry, a principal at Lee & Associates, joined the Premier Class of 2015, her family officially set the record as the first three-generation family to participate in Leadership Howard County (LHC). Her father, Dick Story, was a member of the Class of 1995, and her daughter, Ryann Marchetti, participated in the Leadership U Class of 2012.